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Armed groups target liquor shops in Iraq

Shops selling alcoholic beverages in Baghdad are constantly targeted. Some Iraqis see this as part of the war on their personal freedoms.

An unidentified group used explosive devices to target four liquor shops on Dec. 15 in different areas of Baghdad.

A few hours prior to the attack, the Iraqi Interior Ministry closed 91 liquor stores and nightclubs in Baghdad, claiming they were unlicensed, at a time when armed groups are already targeting these places.

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